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Taxonomic reappraisal of Gelidium coarctatum (Gelidiales, Rhodophyta) and Gelidium lineare sp. nov. from the tropical western Atlantic

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Iha, Cintia ; O'Shaughnessy, Kathryn A. ; Guimaraes, Silvia M. P. B. ; Oliveira, Mariana C. ; Freshwater, D. Wilson
Total Authors: 5
Document type: Journal article
Source: PHYCOLOGIA; v. 55, n. 5, p. 555-563, 2016.
Web of Science Citations: 8

Gelidium coarctatum Kutzing was a poorly known species described from the coast of Brazil. The name was picked up by Ugadim and applied to a common species on the tropical Brazil coast. Analyses of partial rbcL sequences and morphological characters of the G. coarctatum holotype have shown that it is a synonym of Gelidium capense (Gmelin) P.C.Silva and that the name G. coarctatum had been misapplied to the common tropical species of Gelidium in Brazil. The latter was described as Gelidium lineare sp. nov., a species characterized externally by determinate lateral branches giving axes a generally linear outline and internally by copious rhizines being concentrated in the outer medulla and inner cortex. This species was also found to be common along the Caribbean coast of Panama and may be widespread in the tropical western Atlantic and Caribbean Sea. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 12/03592-3 - Morphological and phylogenetic studies on Gelidiales (Rhodophyta)
Grantee:Cíntia Iha
Support type: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Master's degree
FAPESP's process: 13/11833-3 - Diversity and phylogeny of red algae (Rhodophyta) of economic and ecological importance
Grantee:Mariana Cabral de Oliveira
Support type: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 11/04224-5 - Diversity of Gelidiales (Rhodophyta) based on molecular markers and morphoanatomic studies to southeastern Brazil
Grantee:Cíntia Iha
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master